Plan now to attend SBC annual meeting 2015

The 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will be held June 16-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Messenger pre-registration
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Details are being announced for some of the events that will precede the SBC annual meeting.

WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting
The Woman’s Missionary Union-SBC Missions Celebration and annual meeting will be held June 14-15 at First Baptist Church of Grove City, Grove City, Ohio. The church is a 10-15 minute drive from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Find more information

SBC Pastors’ Conference
The SBC Pastors’ Conference will be held June 14-15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Speakers will be:

  • David Platt, new president of the International Mission Board.
  • J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  • Dean Fulks, an Ohio native who is lead pastor of LifePoint Church on the north side of Columbus.
  • Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Vance Pitman, senior pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • James MacDonald, founder and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, one of the fastest growing churches in the Chicago area.
  • H.B. Charles Jr., senior pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Russell Moore, president of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
  • Paul David Tripp, president of Paul Tripp Ministries

SBC Men’s Breakfast
Tuesday, June 16, at 6:30 a.m.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

This event is free to the first 300 men to register. It is sponsored by LifeWay Men, LifeWay Pastoral Ministries and the North American Mission Board.
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Ministers’ Wives Luncheon
The annual Ministers’ Wives Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, June 16, in the Regency Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The hotel is attached to the Greater Columbus Convention Center where the SBC annual meeting will be held.

Angie Smith will be the guest speaker. She was the featured speaker at the 2014 KNCSB Wonderful Weekend for Women.

Smith is the wife of Todd Smith, lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah. She is the author of numerous books including “I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy” as well as the popular blog “Bring the Rain.”

Tickets for the luncheon are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Find more information

Crossover Columbus
A variety of ministry activities are planned during Crossover Columbus. Crossover is the annual evangelistic outreach that precedes the SBC annual meeting.

Find a list of projects planned at

Crossover Columbus also will include ForColumbus, an event for students to be held June 7-17. They will work with church planters and local churches. They will learn about the city, work in missions projects and attend worship gatherings in the evenings.

The students also will attend the SBC Pastors’ Conference, participate in the Send>>North America luncheon and attend the SBC annual meeting. These activities will help learn about the bigger picture of reaching people in North America and around the world.